Named after the Methow Native Americans, the Methow River is located in northern Washington. The river is bordered by highway 153 and 20 for most of its route before reaching its confluence with the Columbia River. The river has both steelhead and Chinook salmon but regulations are in effect to protect both species. The salmon are off limits but when the fish counts justify it, a steelhead season is open that peaks between October and late winter. The river also offers excellent trout fishing for both rainbows and cutthroats.